The Queen of Hoxton’s rooftop film club in Shoreditch, is the number one place to go this summer for film. It is showing cult classics such as The Big Lebowski and White Men Can’t Jump on the huge, state of the art screen, as well as more recent films such as Four Lions and The Fighter.
No more stuffy, sticky floored movie theatres, the rooftop boasts a great view of the city skyline and high quality headphones to block out any of the city’s traffic below. Hopefully if the weather gets better you’ll be able to enjoy your film on a hazy, warm evening with a nice cold beer but I wouldn’t want to get your hopes up. Maybe outside cinemas should be reserved for places where they don’t have torrential downpours every two seconds, America for example, who we stole the idea from in the first place.
It’s £10 a ticket and although this sounds a bit steep, I’ve realised it’s not much more than your average ticket to see a 3D film. A film which is probably terrible and will probably give you a headache. Why not splash out that little bit extra and watch a film you know you like, at a place which is that little bit more special, and which doesn’t feature a couple of twelve year olds throwing popcorn at the back of your head in between loud bouts of groping each other. So, if the rain does let up, the outdoor film experience is an absolute summer must.
Go to www.rooftopfilmclub.com for more details and listings.